THOUSANDS are expected to turn out at a Christmas light switch-on event next Saturday.

Paisley will be celebrating all things merry and bright on Saturday, November 16, signalling the beginning of the festive season.

The event, which kicks off at 12.30pm, includes a Santa parade of 300 people and street performers, as well as a winter roller disco.

There will also be plenty of music and entertainment on the live stage with performances from; Funbox, The Swinging Santas, Nickajack Men and this year’s stage headliners, special guests and X Factor stars, Reggie ‘N’ Bollie.

A Creative Craft Trail will run in the town’s fantastic local cafes and businesses, before the lighting up of the town with the big switch-on moment at 6pm.